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3 Believing on my Lord, I find
A sure and present aid:

On Thee alone my constant mind
Be every moment stay'd.

4 Whate'er in me seems wise, or good,
Or strong, I here disclaim:

I wash my garments in the blood
Of the atoning Lamb.

5 Jesus, my Strength, my Life, my Rest,
On Thee will I depend,

Till summoned to the marriage-feast,
Where faith in sight shall end.



C. M. D.

HEARD the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
Thy head upon My breast!"
I came to Jesus as I was,

Weary, and worn, and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
Behold, I freely give


The living water; thirsty one,

Stoop down, and drink, and live!"
I came to Jesus, and I drank

Of that life-giving stream;

My thirst was quench'd, my soul revived.
And now I live in Him.

3 1 heard the voice of Jesus say,

"I am this dark world's Light; Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, And all thy day be bright!"

I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of life I'll walk,
Till all my journey's done.

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JESUS, Thy blood and Righteousness

'Midst flaming worlds, in these array'd,
With joy shall I lift up my head.


2 When from the dust of death I rise,
To take my mansion in the skies,
E'en then shall this be all my plea-
"Jesus hath lived, hath died for me."
3 Bold shall I stand in that great day,
For who aught to my charge shall lay?
Fully, through Thee, absolved I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.
4 This spotless robe the same appears
When ruin'd nature sinks in years;
No age can change its glorious hue,
The robe of Christ is ever new.

5 And when the dead shall hear Thy voice,
Thy banish'd children shall rejoice;
Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus, the Lord our Righteousness.


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JESUS, Saviour of the lost,
My Rock and Hiding-place,
By storms of sin and sorrow toss'd,
I seek Thy shelt'ring grace.

C. M.

C. M.

2 Guilty, forgive me, Lord, I cry,
Pursued by foes I come;
A sinner, save me, or I die;
An outcast, take me home.

3 Once safe in Thine almighty arms,
Let storms come on amain;
There danger never, never harms;
There death itself is gain.

4 And when I stand before Thy throne,
And all thy glory see,

Still be my righteousness alone
To hide myself in Thee.

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H, for a heart to praise my God,
heart from sin set free!

A heart that always feels Thy blood,
So freely spilt for me!

2 A heart resign'd, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer's throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone.

3 Oh, for a lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean;

Which neither life nor death can part
From Him that dwells within.

4 A heart in ev'ry thought renew'd,
And full of love divine;

Perfect, and right, and pure, and good,
A copy, Lord, of Thine!

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new, best name of Love.

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COME, Holy Spirit, come!

Let Thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the sorrow from our minds,
The darkness from our eyes.

2 Convince us all of sin,

Then lead to Jesus' blood,
And to our wond'ring view reveal
The mercies of our God.

3 Revive our drooping faith,

Our doubts and fears remove,
And kindle in our breasts the flame
Of never-dying love.

4 T is Thine to cleanse the heart,
To sanctify the soul,

To pour fresh life in ev'ry part,
And new-create the whole.

5 Dwell, Spirit, in our hearts;

S. M.

Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love
The Father, Son, and Thee.



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L. M.

RAYER was appointed to convey
The blessings God designs to give;
Long as they live, should Christians pray,
For only while they pray, they live.
2 The Christian's heart his prayer indites,
He speaks as prompted from within;
The Spirit his petition writes,

And Christ receives, and gives it in.

3 And shall we in dead silence lie

When Christ stands waiting for our prayer? My soul, thou hast a friend on high; Arise, and try thine interest there.

4 If pains afflict, or wrongs oppress If cares distract, or fears dismay If guilt deject-if sin distress,

The remedy's before thee—pray. 5 'Tis prayer supports the soul that's weak; Though thought be broken-language lame, Pray, if thou canst, or canst not speak, But pray with faith in Jesus' name.

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C. M.

PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,
Utter'd or unexpress'd,

The motion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast.

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